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Advancing Faculty Mentoring Practices Workshop


University of California, Los Angeles

On behalf of the Graduate Programs in Bioscience at UCLA and the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in a mentor development workshop to support your efforts in building diverse future scientists.


This workshop is for faculty seeking to examine, share, and strengthen their own mentoring practices. You will learn evidence-based approaches to research mentoring from the Entering Mentoring curriculum, which is specifically designed for research mentors across career stages.


This training has the potential to increase research productivity that comes from improved well-being (especially mental wellbeing) of lab members, which leads to the reduction of interpersonal conflicts that draw attention away from research. It is our view that excellence in mentoring leads to a virtuous cycle of enhancing mentoring over time as generations of trainees learn best practices. This training is recognized by the NIH and NSF for grant applications as evidence of a commitment to trainee mentoring, including trainees from diverse backgrounds.


 Session I (11/30/21, 9:00 – 12:00 PM PDT)

Introduction to Mentor Training

Maintaining Effective Communication / Aligning Expectations

Addressing Equity and Inclusion


Session II (12/07/21, 9:00 – 12:00 PM PDT)

Promoting Professional Development / Fostering Independence

Fostering Research Self-Efficacy

Resources & Evaluation


Faculty, Senior Research Scientist, or Administrators who are directly mentoring trainees in biomedical/life science fields or working with mentors whose trainees are in those fields.

  1. Must be able to attend both sessions.
  2. Register for the event to confirm workshop attendance
  3. Complete a post-workshop evaluation survey.

Capacity is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. Please complete the following RSVP form by Nov. 5, 2021, if you would like to participate in the next training. Confirmations will be sent out by Nov. 12th.

Advancing Faculty Mentoring Registration Form